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Specialist in Poison Information -Atrium Health-North Carolina Poison Control-FT

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 38305
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 55541005040407-Poison Center
Location: AH CMC Main - 1000 Blythe Blvd

Overview

Job Summary

1PM-11PM, four days per week

Non-bedside nurse or pharmacist who manages poisoning cases reported by the public or healthcare providers. Obtains exposure history, assesses the severity of toxicity, relying on skills developed during training, and offers a treatment plan.

Essential Functions

  • Utilizes clinical and communication skills to obtain a history of the exposure, including all aspects of patient condition, agent(s) involved, circumstances, etc., in a timely manner and consistent with the severity of the exposure.
  • Provides poison information on patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.
  • Utilizes information resources appropriately to accurately assess each exposure case. This includes use of computerized databases, textbooks, primary medical literature, medical toxicologists, and previous knowledge and experience.
  • Formulates an appropriate plan of care interpreting and integrating available information.
  • Implements the plan of care in a timely manner based on established guidelines, case specifics, patient care priorities, health care facility resources, or professional judgment.
  • Communicates patient information and treatment recommendations as needed to health care facilities/providers.
  • Follows up on hospitalized patients and some non-hospitalized patients.
  • Provides non-toxicological drug and medical information to callers within the scope of education and experience as time permits.
  • Provides initial crisis intervention to callers with other medical or drug problems or suicidal intentions, with referral to appropriate community agencies.
  • Refers non-medical callers to appropriate agencies in a professional and friendly manner.

Physical Requirements

Works remotely 50-75% of time, with initial training onsite at the center. Majority of time is sitting, with frequent telephone use and exposure to computer monitor. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, ACPE accredited pharmacy school, or medical school required. Registered nurse, registered pharmacist, physician’s assistant or physician (MD or DO) required. Two years clinical experience required, with five years preferred. North Carolina license to practice required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider from AHA required. Obtain certification as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information administered by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) within three examination periods and recertify as required by the AAPCC. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and keyboard skills preferred. No call center experience needed. Will train in use of patient database and online resources